Small business events round up: 5 August 2012

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There are heaps of great small business events coming up in the next few weeks, so take a look at our list to figure out which ones are right for you.


From Sales Zero to Sales Hero  Wed., August 8th
Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu, experts in business and thought leaders in storytelling, know exactly what it takes for you to increase your sales, convert prospects into raving fans and more…all through the power of storytelling.
Where: Hub Melbourne, Level 3, 673 Bourke Street
Time:  10AM – 11AM

SMART Networking ‘RICHMOND’ Forums – Victoria  Fri., August 10th
Join a friendly, like-minded group of small business owners from the Knox area who are committed to working together to help and support one another in building extraordinary businesses through sharing ideas and resources, masterminding, and creating strategic alliances, joint ventures and partnerships.
Where: Cafe 1330, 1330 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby (Behind the café)
Time:  12:30PM – 2:30PM 

Beyond Angry Birds: Using Your iPad as an Effective Business Tool – Mon., August 13th
This two hour workshop will provide practical tips on how to transform your iPad into an invaluable business tool. (I can’t live without mine!)
Where:  Hub Melbourne, Bourke St
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Women In Business Luncheon – From the Kitchen Table to the Global Market – Wed., August 15th
One of my favourite people to listen to, Carman’s founder Carolyn Creswell is living proof that you can run a successful business and still have a genuine work-life balance.
Where:  Functions on Chapel @ Prahran Town Hall, 255A Chapel St, Prahran 3141
Time: 12:00PM 

Women in Focus: Spotlight on Entrepreneurs – Wed., August 15th
How are businesses using technology; what are the emerging trends, and how does Australia sit globally? Event includes 4 amazing panelists:
Katherine Milesi, Partner, Deloitte
Anita Eglitis, Co-Founder, Techseeder
James Tuckerman, Founder & Editor in Chief, Anthill Magazine
Rebecca Derrington, Founder, Sourcebottle
Where: Bourke Street, Melbourne
Time: 6.00PM – 8.15PM

Technology Trends: Smart Ideas for your Business – Thurs., August 16th
Find out more about mobile marketing, discover which social media channel is best for your business or simply see what technology can do for your business.
Where:  Zinc @ Federation Square, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets
Time: 7:30AM – 11:30AM

Business Chicks Breakfast – Fri., August 24th
Hear from our uplifting speaker Ita Buttrose, and have the chance to meet and connect with like-minded women.
Where:  Peninsula Melbourne – Atlantic Group Shed 14 Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
Time: 6:50AM for a 7.15am start!

How To Build A Successful Online Business – Tues., August 28th
Learn industry best practices directly from the mouths of Rick Chen (Founder of the popular Australian crowdfunding platform, Pozible) and Wai Hong Fong (CEO, of the online retailer OzHut) – two established entrepreneurs who will share personal insights they gained from developing multi-million dollar online enterprises.
Where:  Hub Melbourne, 673 Bourke St, #3
Time: 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Small Business BIG Marketing – Thurs., August 30th
In just half a day you can discover the latest marketing tools, embrace networking opportunities and see Australia’s finest marketers in action.
Where:  Melbourne Convention Centre, Banquet rooms 201 & 202, Level 2, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Time: 8:00AM – 12:30PM

Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable – Fri., August 31st
The Entrepreneurs’ Roundtables are facilitated to bring to light key issues and are forums for business brainstorming, collaboration and shared experiences.
Where:  140 William Street (Boardroom), Level 40
Time: 9:30AM – 12:30PM


Professional Networking Night – Wed., August 15th
Professional Networking Nights are a mix of facilitated networking and casual chatter over a glass of wine and canapes. The vibe is very much about like-minded women reaching out to one another sharing contacts, knowledge and experiences.
Where: PwC, Level 10, Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street
Time:  6:00PM – 8:00PM

2-Day Effective Communication, Influencing and Developing Assertiveness Course – Wed., August 15th
The course will provide principles for handling difficult situations in a positive and assertive way and using effective influencing skills to achieve positive outcomes.
Where: Level 4, 23 Hunter Street, Sydney
Time:  9AM

Future of Digital Publishing Series – Thurs., August 16th
The Future of Digital Publishing is the premier event for publishers and agencies looking to create successful models for aggregating, managing and publishing online. Wish I was a Sydney sider for this one!
Where: Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour
Time:  8:00AM – 12:00PM

Work – Live – Socialise Unconference – Sat., August 18th
Work – Live – Socialise Unconference explores how we can achieve balance in an increasingly unbalanced world.
Where: UNSW, Level 2 Mathews Building F23
Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Financial Management 101 – Wed., August 22nd
Boost your knowledge – and your cash flow – 2 Day Short Course – 22 & 23 August
Where: 275 Kent Street, Sydney
Time:  9:00AM

ADMA Forum 2012 – Wed., August 22nd
ADMA Forum is a showcase for the latest innovative marketing thinking shared by some of the world’s most accomplished direct, digital and multi-channel marketers. I wish I was in Sydney for this one!!
Where: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Time:  7:30AM – 7:30PM

The Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention – Sat., September 1st
Imagine spending just one day with real entrepreneurs who have real solutions on how to significantly accelerate the growth of your business.
Where: UTS Ulimo, 15 Broadway
Time:  9:00AM – 5:30PM

Business Planning – Mon., September 3rd
This short course is designed to help you build a structured business plan, clarify your medium and long-term goals, and identify the resources you’ll need to ensure the long-term value of your business.
Where: 275 Kent Street, Sydney
Time:  9:00AM – 5:00PM

2012 National AusMumpreneur Conference  – Fri., September 7th – Sat., September 8th
A Weekend of Business Workshops, Networking, Guest Speakers, Friendship & Fun! These particular events were a great encouragement to me when I first started out.
Where:  Park Royal Darling Harbour
Time: 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Business Chicks Breakfast  – Fri., September 14th
Guest speakers are innovators and revolutionaries in their field, national icons, global superstars – all truly influential and willing to share the journey behind their successes and purpose in life.
Where:  The Westin Sydney, Grand Ballroom, No. 1 Martin Place
Time: 6:50AM